The Mac App Store is a digital distribution platform for OS X applications developed by Apple.

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User Control screwed up but unable to click on icons with Mouse on OSX 10.8

I dont know what has happened, but today user control with mouse and trackpad on my macbookpro is screwed up. I rebooted twice, it made no difference. The trackpad moves the cursor okay, but I ...
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How to reset Mac App Store (to factory defaults)?

On Mavericks the Mac App Store started to hang right after start (when accesing menu, to be exact). How to reset it? I.e. remove some configuration files that drive the store into improper state?
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How to change description and picture of an app in app store without having to build a new release

I can't believe it, but I fear it is true. I have an app published to the appstore with pictures and a description. Now I would like to correct a word in the description and add a new picture. Is ...
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Why do downloads (storedownloadd) from the Mac App Store consume so much CPU?

I have noticed this often with large downloads such as Xcode updates and OS X updates and that sort of thing. Basically we see this sort of thing for however much time it takes for the download to ...
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Mac App Store Update issue in Yosemite

i have a big problem with updating my apps in app store, when i install an application, it doesn't appear as installed as you can see : I have all of this apps installed on my computer, and i ...
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Mac App Store Character Set error!

I'm having trouble with the Mac App Store. It shows me error messages with question marks instead of normal letters as in the following pic. Can anyone help me?
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Mac OS X 10.8 App Store hogs the connection when downloading new OS X

I'm trying to download Mavericks from App Store but it's hogging my internet connection. Is there anyway to set the App Store to download at a lower speed or take fewer connections or whatever to be ...
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GarageBand does not update on App Store

I have some apps to be updated in the App Store. But, when I try to update GarageBand to version 6.0.5, the following error is generated: I am using a MacBookPro late 2011, with El Capitan OSX. All ...
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Antivirus for OS X 10.6.8

I have a laptop with OS X 10.6.8, and it needs anti-virus. I went to the App Store, but everything wants 10.7 and later. I need a software recommendation.
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mavericks 10.9.5 downloaded but not installing

I recently updated mavericks 10.9.5 from 10.9, it shows on Update Installed in last 30 days, but when I see About my mac info it is still showing 10.9 Again going to app store and clicking ...
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Why does OS X want me to “upgrade” from El Capitan to Yosemite Beta 4?

This is just silly: If I try accepting (no, I wouldn't go through with it), it just says that the update is unavailable. So why does it ask me to downgrade, and how do I get rid of this?
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Is there a way to download old GarageBand loops without downloading the app itself?

I recently purchased an iPad Pro and have had some fun playing around on the GarageBand app (which I believe is GarageBand 2.1 for iOS). I had an old eMac desktop computer about ten years ago (which ...
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Would it be possible to download a previous version of OneNote - Without having purchased it prior?

As per school policy, I am not allowed to upgrade my macbook (I am currently using Version 10.9.2) - However, I need to use OneNote for a particular subject. Is it possible to download a previous ...
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Can not install xcode 7 from store, stuck on app intall

I have a fresh osx yosemite and when i go to store to installing xocode 7 and after hitting Install App ,the button goes green and loading icon apears but after waiting a long time nothing happens i ...
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Mac App Store opens to blank screen; cannot switch between menu options

Today I tried opening the App Store to update some software, but when it opens I am left with a blank screen: Also, when I click on the menu items in the top bar, multiple items will highlight in ...
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Install App Store Application via Script [duplicate]

I'm working on automating my OSX setup further and I was curious if anyone knows how to install application via a script from the app store. I've seen examples before but it involved opening safari ...
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Security issue on my Mac

I have recently installed kaspersky internet security 2015 on my macbook pro, when I managed to update some applications from the Mac app store it required entering the password, BUT when I entered it ...
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Mac App Store stuck on Sign In

I recently installed a fresh (erased my HD) install of OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 During my first log in I skipped sign in to my apple id Now when I open my Mac App Store and try to Sign In, it gets ...
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The Download of Apps from the Mac App Store is very slow

I've wanted to download an app from the Mac App Store. But the download is much slower than normally. What can I do? EDIT: This is an "answer yourself" question. I don't know why I can't accept my ...
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How to show progressbar in App store during installation?

I try to install Xcode through App store. As I found, it can take a long time (hours) while it is fully installed. Is it possible to display progressbar, how much time (estimately) is remaining to ...
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How to remove deleted app from OS X update list?

I'm using a Macbook pro mid 2010. I have an deleted app always showing in my update list and it's very annoying. This problem has occurred sine Mountain lion. But it becomes quiet eye-catching after I ...
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Xcode 7.2 downloading but not installing

I went through the tedious download process via App Store. The row in the App Store Updates tab said Xcode was installed. But no sign of it in Applications folder. When I go to the Purchased tab of ...
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App Store Updates not working

I'm running Mavericks (10.9.5) and it has been working without problems since months. Recently I can't install updates from the App Store. Since today, the App Store doesn't even show icons anymore. ...
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How to ensure Slack runs safely in sandbox?

For work I use my personal laptop and I am required to run Slack to keep in contact with coworkers however it occurs to me that this could potentially be used as an invasive surveillance tool unless ...
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App Store Price Tracking Site [closed]

Is there a site that tracks App Store price drops and emails you accordingly? I've had an AppShopper account for years, but over the last few months it hasn't been emailing me about price drops in ...
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Do I need to get a license to use OS X system font in my app?

I recently completed my first cocoa app and want to publish it (not via Mac App Store), I am using system font in my app and not bundling any font with my app itself. Do I need to get permission to ...
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How to change the language used on Mac App Store?

I used my old Mac which showed me English when I browsed through Mac App Store. However, after I purchased my new Mac and ported all the data using Time Machine, the Mac App Store suddenly shows me ...
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OS X management profiles / root certificate

My father asked me to sort out some things on his MacBook. He's recently left his company where he used his laptop on the company servers/IT system whilst he was there. At some point in the past he ...
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Very Slow Download Speeds from Apple Applications (Safari and Mac App Store)

After I restored my computer to a clean reinstall of El Capitan, I have experienced incredibly slow download speeds in Apple applications only (Safari and the App Store). I tested downloading a file ...
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App Store keeps on trying and failing to update iMovie and iPhoto on Mountain Lion

I recently got a Mountain Lion laptop from work and every time the App Store checks for updates, it reports updates as available for iMovie and iPhoto. However, I have neither installed and when I ...
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Unable to update through App Store (OS X)

I've been unable to update any of my Apple applications through the App Store. Other applications update just fine. I noticed this when I tried to update Xcode yesterday. Upon clicking the update ...
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How do I install OS X Yosemite without a working Mac App Store application?

My installation of the Mac App Store on Mavericks is broken. What alternatives are there for installing the new OS?
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App update available on AppStore when I've already installed it

I recently installed the last update of XCode, 7.2 on a "El Capitan" MacBook Pro. The version seems correctly installed and working fine, but one day later, on the Update tab of the AppStore still ...
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iWorks no longer free after fresh install of El Capitan

I just installed a fresh copy of El Capitan on my MacBook Pro Retina (2013 model), and iWorks are no longer free in the App Store, as has been the case in Yosemite. See the screenshot: What are the ...
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(Mavericks) Appstore repeatedly updating Xcode to 5.1 (fixed?)

In the past 7 days I have updated to Xcode 5.1 seven times! Yesterday I dragged Xcode to the trash and emptied the trash in an attempt to make it stick, this morning I got a popup saying that Xcode ...
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Can't login in Mac App Store or iCloud - login loading forever

After updating to latest developer release for OS X El Capitan, I can't login in Mac App Store or OS X iCloud settings. If I try incorrect password, a message is shown that the password is not ...
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Trying to download game from Mac App store, game stuck on “Installing” (Macbook Pro Retina Mid 2014)

Basically what the title says. I tried restarting my computer and it messed the whole install up, I had to redownload all 30gb of the game. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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Mac App Store Won't Open on Macbook Pro

For the past few weeks my Mac App Store hasn't been loading correctly. Occasionally it does, but i'd say this has only been once or twice in the last month. Here's a link of what it looks like: ...
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If I have family-sharing do I have to buy everything through it?

If my family has family sharing, do I have to use the family credit card for every purchase, or can I buy some things on my own for my personal use and other things through the family sharing?
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How to tell what program is launching softwareupdated?

My Macbook was running really slow after opening it up and so I opened Activity Monitor and saw one process called softwareupdated that was not responding. It didn't say it was using any CPU but my ...
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MacBook Pro Factory reset started installing OS X El Capitan but now OS X Mavericks installer appears

I tried to reset my MacBook Pro to the factory settings so I booted with CMD+R and erased the disk then I proceed to reinstall OS X El Capitan, but I was at my friend's house and the Internet was ...
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How to find third-party photo extensions

I want to find if there is any iphoto extension can share photos on google photos. Therefore I check https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT205245 it says Use the Mac App Store to find and install ...
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OS X Yosemite XCode update stuck on 'Waiting'

I recently downloaded Yosemite, and I'm trying to update my XCode. I hit 'Update' in the App Store, and but it's been stuck at 'Waiting' for the past 30 minutes. What can I do to fix this?
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Is it possible to add an app to your wishlist in the desktop version of the App Store

I love adding apps to my wishlist on the iPhone or iPad. I would only find it normal that the same thing can be done with the Mac OS X version of the AppStore. Obviously, this feature should be ...
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Can I upgrade from Mountain Lion To Mavericks without the app store?

I don't want to create an App Store account because I don't like the idea of tying my computer with it. Can I still upgrade from Mountain Lion to Mavericks for free from the Apple servers without an ...
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Cannot sign into Apple Mac AppStore

After entering my password to update apps on the MacAppStore, I get the spinning cog and have to Force-quit the AppStore app. This also happens with Xcode. I've tried logging into a new user account, ...
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If I get a game from the Apple store, can I play it on other computers? [duplicate]

Let's say I buy a game from the app store from this computer. Then I copy the game files to a external drive and go to a friend and copy them on his computer. Will my friend's computer play the game?
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Does Apple accept .app jars on the Mac App Store?

I know that I can bundle a .jar into a .app using Automator and AppleScripts. However, can this .app be submitted to the App Store? And if it can be submitted to the App Store, will Apple accept an ...
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El Capitan update 10.11.1 stuck at installing update in app store

When installing the update for El capitan it got stuck at installing in app store. It has said "Installing - less then a minute" in several hours. Can I somehow restart or redo the install/update?
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App Store asks me for a password, but won't let me change the Apple ID

I'm taking over someone elses job and am using the computer he was using. In the App Store there are some apps that ask me to enter a password and have an Apple Id already filled in but won't let me ...